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Dhruv Somani

Dhruv Somani a Bollywood aficionado and movie buff, is a virtual encyclopedia on Hindi cinema. He is an avid collector of Bollywood memorabilia and has written a 4 volume coffee table book called 'A Touch of Evil' which is an anthology of Hindi horror, suspense & thrillers from the 1940s to the present day. Besides being a weekly columnist, he is currently working on his second book. 

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The Untold Tragedy

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Frank and Fearless

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Diamonds Are Forever

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When Dreams Fade

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the cautionary tale of Katy Mirza, the Playboy Bunny who sought a career in Bol...

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The Soap Opera

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Curious Case of Libaas

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 1982 film of Gulzar, Libaas, with an outstanding music score by R.D.Burman, which ha...

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Her Fabulous 15

On the event of her birthday tomorrow (August 15), film historian Dhruv Somani selects the 15 most unforgettable performances ...

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Double Whammy

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on Bollywood’s fascination for double role movies, down the decades.

Size Matters?

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the phenomenon of filmmakers often selecting lengthy film titles.

That Daisy Fiasco

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